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Former CBT Dean Beveridge Passes Away

November 14, 2012

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MACOMB, IL -- David Beveridge, former dean of the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology and longtime business professor, passed away at his home in San Antonio, TX Nov. 12. He was 69.

Beveridge retired from WIU in 2004 after 35 years of service. He joined Western’s faculty in 1969 as an assistant professor in the department of management. Beveridge was named chair of the management department in 1971 and assistant dean in 1972. He served as assistant dean for eight years, then as associate dean before being appointed dean in 1995. He also was the assistant provost and academic vice president at Western for 10 years and served as acting provost during Fall 1993.

During his years as CBT dean Beveridge was instrumental in bringing the college into the global arena, developing more than 20 international agreements with colleges in Mexico, Chile, Canada, England, Holland, Russia and Brazil. He was instrumental in helping the college receive more than $1.5 million in grants from such agencies as the United States Agency for International Development, the United States Department of State, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the United States Department of Education to establish learning opportunities overseas for students, faculty and staff. In addition, it was during Beveridge’'s tenure the college received continuing accreditation from AACSB-International of its undergraduate and graduate business programs and initial accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting.

A private memorial service was held in San Antonio. In lieu of memorials, the family asks to honor David's love of reading by donating books to children and families in need during this holiday season.

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